1/17/2007 – Public Notices


NOTICE OF PETITION

FOR CHANGE OF NAME

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:

Public Notice is hereby given that Shirley Jean Tiokasin has petitioned the District Court of Benson County, North Dakota for an Order changing her last name from Tiokasin back to her maiden birth name of Erickson. A hearing will be held on this Petition on February 26, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. in the District Court Chambers at the Benson County Courthouse in the City of Minnewaukan, North Dakota.

Dated this 10th day of January, 2007.

/s/ Michael N. Steffan

Michael N. Steffan

FRITH & STEFFAN

609 Fourth Avenue NE

PO Box 1045

Devils Lake, ND 58301

(701) 662-2805

ND License No.: 03441

Attorneys for Petitioner

(Publish Jan. 17, 2006)


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

LEEDS CITY COUNCIL

November 6, 2006

A regular meeting of the Leeds City Council was held November 6, 2006 at 6:30 p.m. at the Leeds City Hall. Present were Mayor Lloyd Himle and Aldermen Cal Schlieve, Jady Stuberg and Betty Anderson. Alderman Jeff Jacobson was absent. Also present were Sheena Schmeets and Attorney Bill Hartl.

A motion was made by Alderman Anderson to allow a permit for a raffle by Dollars for Scholars. Alderman Stuberg seconded. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Alderman Schlieve to give 15% of Revenue Sharing to the Leeds Park Board in the amount of $557.59. Alderman Stuberg seconded. The motion carried.

Sheena Schmeets, public works superintendent, gave her report. The re-circulation pump in the tower which keeps things from freezing needs replacement and a strut on the tower also needs to be welded.

Original estimate from H & H of Devils Lake is $10,000. The council told her to get the re-circulation pump fixed and to get an estimate on the strut which can be done at a later time. Bursinger Drilling is to replace the pump at the well head with a smaller pump. Watersmith, Inc. will take a look at the water plant when they come through town.

Schmeets asked for some maps of the water and sewer lines. The city auditor will contact Interstate Engineering for some more street maps and Himle will help her with plotting the water and sewer lines.

Attorney Hartl visited with the council regarding the condo agreement/ warranty deed he is working on for the city which will need to be signed by the Leeds EDC and filed in Benson County. The council asked him to make a few changes on the party wall agreement he had drawn up. He also read the liability agreement for burning at David Schwanke’s to be signed by the fire department and the fire protection district.

Fund accounts were discussed and a motion was made by Alderman Schlieve to transfer $3,000 to sewer from garbage and $5,500 to water from garbage in accordance with NDCC 40-33-12. Also approved were the transfers from water and sewer to general for maintenance. Salary will be reduced accordingly to cover Schmeets’s salary. Alderman Anderson seconded the motion. The motion carried.

The first reading of the Amendment to Water Ordinance #168 Section 1.

That there will be an increase of $1.00 per thousand gallons beginning with the first one thousand gallons used as of January 1,

2007 and that this will increase to $2.00 per thousand gallons effective July 1, 2007, bringing the overage amount to $3.00 and then $4.00, respectively. Also, a $1.00 facility improvement /month/user will be charged to be retained for improvements in an established facility fund for the water fund and will be increased to $1.50 as of July 1, 2007. Minimum monthly bills will remain the same: $15.00 for water and $4.00 for sewer for benefited users and $20.00 for water and $4.00 for sewer for non-benefited users. A motion was made by Alderman Stuberg to approve the first reading. Alderman Anderson seconded the motion. Upon roll call vote, all were in favor. The motion carried.

The minutes of the October 2, 2006 meeting were read. A motion was made by Alderman Schlieve to approve the minutes as read. Alderman Stuberg seconded the motion. The motion carried.

City bills were reviewed and a motion made was made by Alderman Anderson to pay the bills. Alderman Stuberg seconded the motion. The motion carried. Bills are as follows:

Salaries $2,846.90

William Hartl 483.70

Otter Tail Power Co 39.47

Benson Co Farmers Press 112.85

Leeds Park Board 557.59

Audio Editions 77.86

DEMCO 56.37

Doubleday 71.94

Mystery Guild 34.47

Diane Hoffman 28.70

B & H Oil 72.70

Leeds Lutheran Cemetery 993.34

L & H Plumbing 994.93

Sheena Schmeets 269.80

Northern Water Works 2,319.12

Tracy’s Market 9.93

Hawkins 278.30

One Call 4.96

Durbin Excavating 1,988.00

Northern Water Works 19.00

ND Dept of Health 20.00

ND Public Health Lab 32.00

USA BlueBook 858.01

Nick Shearer 65.00

ND Sewage Pump 2,250.55

Rugby Sanitation 3,400.00

Bessette Motors 6,620.00

Chad’s Amoco 891.49

Northern Plains 635.65

Dakota Webcomposers 60.00

Postmaster 117.00

ND Telephone Co 60.38

Otter Tail Power Co 1,220.48

UCB 2,455.50

Expo 10.00

UCB 509.50

ND State Tax Commissioner 99.63

ND Job Service 141.42

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

Tammy Urness

City Auditor


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

LEEDS CITY COUNCIL

December 5, 2006

A regular meeting of the Leeds City Council was held December 5, 2006 at 6:30 p.m. at the Leeds City Hall. Present were Aldermen Cal Schlieve, Jeff Jacobson, Jady Stuberg and Betty Anderson. Mayor Lloyd Himle was absent. He stopped in to let the council know he had an emergency call and could not be present for the meeting. Also present were Sheena Schmeets and Steve Rohrer. The meeting was called to order by Council President Cal Schlieve.

Steve Rohrer, Benson County sheriff-elect, visited with the council regarding contract police. The council will discuss this idea and they will meet with Mr. Rohrer and some of the county commissioners at the next scheduled meeting on January 8, 2007.

Schmeets gave her report about the costs of replacing the re-circulation pump in the 250,000 gallon water tower. DeLoughery Painting Co. from Burlington can do the work for $4,750.00 with an added $400 to repair the strut on the tower that needs repair.

The council discussed the old city hall building and decided to have Janelle Engstrom take a look at the columns and anything else salvageable to be put for sale on eBay. She will also list the roll top desk on eBay for the city.

A motion was made by Alderman Anderson to approve a permit for the Leeds Active Women for a raffle. Alderman Jacobson seconded the motion. The motion carried.

The second reading of the Amendment to Water Ordinance #168 Section 1 was read. That there will be an increase of $1.00 per thousand gallons beginning with the first one thousand gallons used as of January 1, 2007 and that this will increase to $2.00 per thousand gallons effective July 1, 2007, bringing the overage amount to $3.00 and then $4.00, respectively. Also, a $1.00 facility improvement/month/user will be charged to be retained for improvements in an established facility fund for the water fund and will be increased to $1.50 as of July 1, 2007. Minimum monthly bills will remain the same: $15.00 for water and $4.00 for sewer for benefited users and $20.00 for water and $4.00 for sewer for non-benefited users. A motion was made by Alderman Jacobson to adopt this amendment. Alderman Anderson seconded the motion. Upon roll call vote, all were in favor. The motion carried.

Duane Buchta asked the council to consider a yield sign at the corner near his house. Schmeets and Himle will take care of the location and ordering of the sign.

There were complaints about potholes in the alleyway at Park Vue Apartments. A letter was sent to Bob McGarvey to move his pickup from the alleyway so the alley could be cleared and the potholes repaired.

The council reviewed a letter from Valley Specialty Foods regarding liquidating of assets of the company. An agreement letter was signed by Lloyd Himle.

November’s bill from L & H Plumbing was discussed and will be followed up on when Himle is present.

A motion was made by Alderman Stuberg to pay the bills. Alderman Jacobson seconded the motion. The motion carried. Bills are as follows:

ND Telephone Co $67.60

Otter Tail Power Co 1,381.92

UCB 666.16

Leeds Airport Auth 186.87

Salaries 5,456.95

Diane Hoffman 56.14

Doubleday 12.99

Leeds Community Center 100.00

Dakota Webcomposers 60.00

Tracy’s Market 23.01

Interstate Engineering 15.00

Otter Tail Power Co 80.43

ND One Call 6.20

Hach Company 22.25

Ritterman Trucking 485.40

Northern Water Works 2,253.49

Paulson Supply 28.62

Durbin Excavating 996.37

Larson Implement 65.40

Tonka Equipment 82.85

B & H Oil 129.40

Chad’s Amoco 199.91

USA BlueBook 38.48

NPEC 761.64

Sheena Schmeets 98.36

Rugby Sanitation 3,400.00

Postmaster 78.00

A motion was made by Alderman Anderson to approve the minutes of the November 2006 council meeting. Alderman Jacobson seconded the motion.

The motion carried.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

Tammy Urness

City Auditor


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING

LEEDS CITY COUNCIL

December 8, 2006

A phone call motion was made by Alderman Jady Stuberg to have the land that city hall sits on surveyed in preparation for the condo agreement between the city and the Leeds EDC. Alderman Betty Anderson seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously. Fandrich Land Surveying will do the work the week of December 11, 2006. He will also survey the land the city will be buying south of the dump grounds at this time. The council agrees to pay Fandrich Land Surveying $500.00 for each survey.

Tammy Urness

City Auditor

(Publish Jan. 17, 2007)


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